On April 20th 60 teams of double dutch jumpers ages 8-18 competed at the Sorrentino Recreation Center in Rockaway Queens. Teams traveled as far as Albany to participate in the day’s event. The competition was organized by director/ coordinator Stanley Brown. Brown has been involved in the program since 1980 and is the coach and founder of ‘Stan Brown’s Pepper Steppers’
Keisha Heard, an original Pepper Stepper from the 1981 team was on site to give the jumpers tips and advice.
‘Double Dutch is to me was gymnastics is to Gabbie Douglas!’ said Heard. Her dedication to the sport as a young woman is the source of many fond memories.
The Rockaway jumpers practice at the Sorrentino Center after school 3 days a week for 2 hours a day. Teams that competed at the day’s event will go on in two weeks to compete in the 33rd Annual World competition on May 4th 2013 at the Law Enforcement high school in Jamaica Queens. In order to move ahead in the competition the jumpers must have a total score higher than the previous years competition 5th place contenders. The May 4th event is located at 116-25 Guy R Brewer Blvd Queens, NY 11434 and is free and open to the public, it starts at 10AM.
To celebrate the release of Bending Steel at the Tribeca film festival, cast, crew, and friends got together at the Red Door. And what's a celebration without strongmen literally bending steel?
ALL PHOTOS BY NATE "IGOR" SMITH
The annual Lebowski Fest went down this past weekend April 19-20 and featured live music, spot-on impersonations (and sometime not spot-on impersonations), and of course, bowling at Bowlmor Lanes in Midtown.
Photos by C.S. Muncy.
More than "75 internationally renowned painters, sculptors and screen print artists" took part in the weekend-only Scorsese: An Art Show Tribute exhibition at Bold Hype Gallery, from April 19-21, 2013. Presented by Spoke Art. Photos by Laura June Kirsch for the Village Voice.
On April 20th, supporters of the legalization of marijuana (and people who just plain like the stuff) gathered in Washington Square Park. They rallied for their cause the only way they knew how: By really taking a load off.
ALL PHOTOS BY C.S. MUNCY
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From Brittany Spanos's write-up of the April 15th show:
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